Camp Alleghany’s COVID Plan for 2023
As the world adapts to the presence of COVID-19 in our society, Camp Alleghany will be changing our COVID-19 policies and procedures for 2023. We will keep this page updated should any plans change.
At this time, we do not plan to require any pre-camp testing for staff or campers. This means we will no longer require a pre-camp PCR test, or an Opening Day rapid test.
Should a camper or staff member become ill while at camp, we will follow our basic protocols for all illnesses, including our Fever Policy, pasted below. We do not plan to perform regular COVID testing in camp; should a medical staff member determine that a COVID test is necessary based on extreme symptoms, we will test the camper/staff member either on site or off-site at a medical facility.
As with flu, strep throat, or other communicable illnesses, should a camper or staff member test positive for COVID, she or he will rest in the Infirmary until fever-free for 24 hours without medication, and will return to camp life once she or he is feeling better. We will not require isolation/quarantining unless deemed necessary by a medical staff member. Campers’ parents will be notified if their camper tests positive for any communicable illness.
Please reach out to Director Elizabeth Shreckhise with questions, and again check back here for any updates should we need to change course. Should we need to implement more strict procedures, see below for last summer’s COVID-19 Action Plans, Protocols, & Procedures.
Fever Policy: At Camp Alleghany, a fever is a temperature of 100.4 F or higher. If your camper arrives at camp with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher, we will ask that you take her home or to a hotel until she is fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of an antipyretic (e.g. Tylenol). A low-grade fever of 99.5-100.3 F will require a follow-up check at camp and monitoring for the first 24-48 hours at camp. If a camper develops a fever while at camp, she will be monitored by the Infirmary staff and will stay in the Infirmary until she is fever-free.
Let’s Do This!
We’re excited to be moving forward this summer with as minimal changes as possible to our normal camp routine while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We’re also confident that we gained significant experience and insight into COVID prevention and protocols last summer and are exceptionally well prepared for the summer ahead.
As always, please reach out with questions!
— Elizabeth Shreckhise, Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls
Elizabeth@campalleghany.com | 304.645.1316
Archived 2022 Covid Policy